Learn how to use the Windows file system and find Windows files with ease after reading this free lesson.
As you begin using your computer, you will start to collect more and more files, which can make it more difficult to find the files you need. Fortunately, Windows allows you to move files to different folders and delete files you longer use.
It's easy to move a file from one location to another. For example, you might have a file on the desktop that you want to move to your Documents folder.
You can use this same technique to move an entire folder. Note that moving a folder will also move all of the files within that folder.
You can change the name of any file or folder. A unique name will make it easier to remember what type of information is saved in the file or folder.
Alternatively, you can right-click the folder and select Rename from the menu that appears.
If you no longer need to use a file, you can delete it. When you delete a file, it is moved to the Recycle Bin. If you change your mind, you can move the file from the Recycle Bin back to its original location. If you're sure you want to permanently delete the file, you will need to empty the Recycle Bin.
Note that deleting a folder will also delete all of the files within that folder.